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Electri-City: Benjamin Yates Creates Miniature Sci-Fi Worlds From Recycled E-Waste
Posted By Lidija Grozdanic On October 4, 2012 @ 2:00 pm In carousel showcase,gallery,green furniture,Interactive Objects,Recycled Materials | No Comments
The electronic components of Benjamin Yates ‘ Electri-City Coffee Tables are contained inside sturdy acrylic and glass enclosures. Yates tries to utilize as much waste  as possible: the screws from computers have been used to fasten the city structures to the ground, and the plastic or metal outer casings are used to form structures of buildings or bridges. The integrated lighting system  transforms this useful piece of furniture into a fun and colorful toy, enticing one to explore its features and take a closer look at the intricate network of streets and city blocks.
Electri-Cities come in various shapes and sizes and can have different lighting and functionality options – they can be designed as pieces of furniture or simply as decorative elements resembling small planets and aerial views of cities as seen through a fish-eye lens.
+ Benjamin Yates 
Via The Creators Project 
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URLs in this post:
 Benjamin Yates: http://www.photocubism.com/
 recycled circuit boards: http://inhabitat.com/recycled-circuit-board-installation-maps-out-melbourne/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/10/Electri-Cities-Benjamin-Yates-2.jpg
 waste: http://inhabitat.com/waterpebble-reduces-shower-water-waste/
 lighting system: http://inhabitat.com/algae-powered-latro-lamp-transforms-co2-into-light/
 The Creators Project: http://thecreatorsproject.com/blog/these-coffee-tables-contain-futuristic-neon-cityscapes-made-from-recycled-electronics
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